1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium ceii Pic.Serm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Aspleniaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: Ethiopia, Kaffa, between Bonga and Uota, Cei 14 (FT, holo.)
    Habit
    Epiphytic.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, ± 1 cm diameter, covered with old stipe bases with greyish-brown, lanceolate-subulate, subentire scales up to 10 × 1.5 mm, composed of clear thin-walled cells, attenuate into a hair-like tip.
    Leaves
    Frond tufted, erect, not proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe matt-grey-green to brown, 5–30 cm long and 3 mm diameter, subglabrous, with a few scales towards the base similar to the rhizome scales.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina dark shiny green, herbaceous to coriaceous, 18–40 × 10–19 cm, oblong, erect, 1-pinnate; basal pinnae not reduced, terminal pinna similar to lateral ones.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae in 2–9 subopposite pairs with a terminal pinna similar to the other pinnae, petiolulate, lanceolate to oblong, 8–14 × 1.8–2.5 cm, the terminal pinna 14–16 × 2.5–3.5 cm, acroscopic base cuneate and often parallel to the rachis, basiscopic base attenuatecuneate, margin irregularly and shallowly undulate-crenate, attenuate to acuminate, glabrous.
    Leaf veins
    Veins ending short of the margin.
    Rachis
    Rachis matt-purplish-brown, at first set with dark irregularly fimbriate scales up to 2 mm long, later becoming glabrous.
    Sori
    Sori many, along the veins at 45° angle to costa, extending from near the costa to more than halfway to the margin, (4–)9–13 mm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium membranous, entire, 0.5–0.8 mm wide. Fig. 6: 1–2, p. 37.
    Ecology
    Moist forest; 1200–1700(–2400) m
    Conservation
    Widespread; least concern (LC) – but only six collections from our area
    Note
    A. ceii resembles a small gemmiferum, but occurs away from water, usually in deep shade. Christensen felt this might be a variety of A. gemmiferum, but Pichi Sermolli feels it is distinct enough. The Schelpe name was published, I believe, because the author was unaware of the existence of A. ceii.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 U3 K3 K 5 T6 T7 Range: Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania

    Asplenium ceii Pic.Serm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., ser. 2, 47: 11 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 28, t. 172 (1994).
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 62 (1991)
    • B.J.B.B. 55: 128 (1985)
    • Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. ser. 2. 47: 11, t. 3 (1940)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0